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Brighton defence the Fantasy focus as Newcastle visit Amex Stadium

The Brighton defence are the heart of the latest Blank Gameweek 29 match as Newcastle United visit the Amex Stadium.

Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) is tonight’s most-popular Fantasy Premier League asset with the backing of 9.7% of managers worldwide.

With four strikes, John Stones (£5.3m) is the only FPL defender with more goals than Brighton’s captain since Gameweek 17 (three).

And he will fancy his chances tonight considering Newcastle have conceded the second-highest number of headed attempts over their last four matches.

Robert Sánchez (£4.5m) represents the best-of-the-rest in terms of Fantasy popularity as far as Brighton defensive assets are concerned.

3.6% own the Seagulls’ goalkeeper while 2.6% are invested in Ben White (£4.5m) and 2.2% in Joël Veltman (£4.4m).

His positioning will be under scrutiny tonight. Operating as a right wing-back, the Dutch international has managed to produce more key passes and shots in the box of any other Brighton defender over their last six matches.

However, an injury to Dan Burn (£4.2m) last time out triggered a formational shift which placed Veltman among a trio of centre-backs.

Burn misses out on a place in the starting XI tonight, named on the bench for Blank Gameweek 29.

Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) and Pascal Groß (£5.8m) could well be utilised as wing-backs considering the absence of a fully recognised left-sided defensive player in the line-up.

Meanwhile, it is a second successive start up-front for Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) alongside Neal Maupay (£6.2m) following his five-point score against Southampton.

Newcastle remain without Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) although Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) makes the team for the first time since Gameweek 26.

Jamal Lewis (£4.2m) is on the bench again with Paul Dummett (£4.4m) earning a third successive Premier League start at left-back.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) is the most fashionable Newcastle asset tonight although only has 1.9% ownership worldwide.

He is responsible for all of Newcastle’s goals across their last three matches, in which he has accumulated 24 points, the most of any team-mate in the same period.

Blank Gameweek 29 line-ups

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: R Sánchez; Veltman, Dunk, White; Trossard, Lallana, Bissouma, Moder, Groß; Maupay, Welbeck.

Newcastle United XI: Dúbravka; Dummett, Clark, Lascelles, Manquillo; Hayden, Shelvey; Fraser, Willock, Almirón; Joelinton.

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613 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Gross G

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Tross G feking autocorrect

  2. SON of CITY
      1 month, 23 days ago

      can't believe Dubravka will be getting more points than Sanchez.

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Veltman assist

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Or moder?

    • Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Veltman assist?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Maybe moder

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Imagine owning Trossard and Veltman 🙂

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I do hahaha so funny

    • Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Capitano Trosso!!!!

    • Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Damn Groß why not Troßard

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hang on wait what

        1. Tango74
            1 month, 23 days ago

            U keeping to your word??

            1. Dirty Harry
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Ye

      2. Street Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Dallas captain and getting gross in punts aren’t looking great

      3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Veltman and Trossard owner here

        1. Tango74
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Same , that’s made me happy

            Sod Kane now

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Trossard and Veltman on FH.

          Yesss !!!!!

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          FHers win!

        4. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Brilliant finish!

        5. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Veltman!!! Never in doubt my man 🙂 !

        6. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Trossard, you beauty

        7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Was it veltman?

          1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yes

          2. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I think so

        8. Rashers
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Trossard (c) get in!!!!

          1. Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Same here pal!

            1. Rashers
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Feels good! Well done too.

        9. JJO
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          What a piece of shaite

        10. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Veltman a great pick!

        11. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Trossard!!!

        12. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          VELTMAAANNNN

        13. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Wow Velts

        14. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A clipped ball assist from CB!

        15. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Veltmania '21 Wooo!

        16. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          It's always the dirt cheapest pick ain't it?
          Tad annoying.

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I went Lowton over Mee. I'll pretend I know what I'm doing.

        17. djman102
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          repeat of the cheap defender returning over the premium. 😛

        18. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Phew

          Surely Newcastle have to come out and play now - just a little bit.

        19. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Captain Trossard

          What a time to be alive

        20. SON of CITY
            1 month, 23 days ago

            trossard making me feel good.

          • Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Well done Tross pickers. Ummed and ahhed with him but went with the treble up instead

          • camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Finally, finally something I do goes right. Trossard 🙂
            Please hold Sanchez + Veltman and it will be almost perfect